May 11, 2019 Saturday
Women and Children First Bookstore
Storytime and Craft: Sport: Ship Dog of the Great Lakes
5233 N. Clark St. 773.769.9299
May 12, 2019 Sunday
1 – 4 p.m.
Official Book Launch at North Point Lighthouse
Joining with Renée Graef, Sport illustrator, and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press for presentation and signing. Milwaukee Coast Guard, Museum Mile Day and Mother’s Day!
2650 N. Wahl Ave. 414.332.6754
May 13, 2019 Monday
Sharing the Story of Sport
Joining with Renée Graef, Sport illustrator, for a presentation and signing.
75 Maritime Dr. 920.684.0218
May 15 & 16, 2019 wednesday &Thursday
Boswell Book Company School Visits
Joining with Renée Graef, Sport illustrator, for presentations for 1-3 graders in Milwaukee area schools.
2559 N. Downer Ave 414.332.1181
June 15, 2019 Saturday
Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
South Haven, MI
Book Signing at Michigan Maritime Museum Harborfest in South Haven
If a beautiful June day will be outside on the harbor area by the museum. The Michigan Maritime Museum has wonderful displays and several fun opportunities for cruises on the Lindy Lou or the Friends Good Will. Also this Saturday is the museum’s Annual Antique and Classic Boat Show.
260 Dyckman Ave. 269.637.8078
June 17, 2019 Monday
Time: 3 p.m.
Storytime at Muskegon South Pierhead
Sport and the Hyacinth would have stopped in Muskegon, so what fun to remember his time on Lake Michigan during a storytime on the pier.
1431 Beach Street
June 18, 2019 Tuesday
Story Time at Hackley Public Library
Sport loves libraries. especially during summer reading programs! Hackley’s summer program runs from June 17-August 17 with the theme of A Universe of Stories. We’ll explore the universe of Lake Michigan.
316 W. Webster Ave. 231.722.8000
June 29, 2019 Saturday
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New Buffalo, MI
Michigan Welcome Center
Sport will be welcoming travelers to Michigan on the Saturday before July 4th. Pam will be sharing information about Sport’s story, either inside the center or outside in their park setting. The New Buffalo Center, just north of the Indiana-Michigan border has lots of brochures, maps and guidebooks about Michigan. The center is staffed by experts in all things Michigan.
11630 Wilson Road 269.469.0250
July 5, 2019 Friday
Time – T.B.A.
Book Signing at The Book Nook of Saugatuck
Enjoy the Saugatuck Parade and Festival on the 4th, then take the time to amble along Butler Street the next day. Great bookstore, with an owner who supports new books about the Great Lakes.
439 Butler St. 269.888.3576
July 6, 2019 Saturday
1 – 4 p.m.
South Haven, MI
Book Signing at Black River Books
What a wonderful bookstore – used, collectible, signed and new books all beautifully displayed. Booker, the resident bookstore dog will meet and greet you! The Haferman’s, the owners are also committed to welcoming you to their book world.
July 12, 2019 Friday
White River, MI
Storytime at White River Light Station
Part of the Hackley Public Library – Muskegon summer story time series. Will share a photo of Sport when he came to White River Station in 1926.
White River is part of the Sable Point Lighthouse Keepers Association which also includes Big Sable Point, Little Sable Point and the Ludington Breakwater. All are worth a visit.
July 13, 2019 Saturday
Book Signing at The Book Nook and Java Shop
Excited to visit a bookstore that expands the beauty of a bookstore to include music, programs and a cafe.
8744 Ferry Street 231.894.5333
JulY 18, 2019
2 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Manitowoc, WI to Ludington, MI
Setting sail on the S.S. Badger Ferry
Family Program onboard the 2 p.m (C.S.T.) departure. Arrival in Ludington at 7 p.m. (E.S.T.) You can only know Lake Michigan by being out on her waters! Thanks to the S.S. Badger Company for keeping Great Lakes passenger ship travel going. In 2016 the S.S. Badger was designated a National Historical Landmark.
July 19, 2019
Port of Ludington Maritime Museum
Program to commemorate Sport’s burial at sea 3 miles off Ludington on July 20, 1926. Book reading, Coast Guard Salute, Fundraiser for dog rescue, Newfoundland dog club.
The museum is located in a former U.S. Coast Guard Station, which is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places. Beautiful setting on Lake Michigan.
217 South Lakeshore Drive 231.843.4808
July 30, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Grand Haven, MI
Tri-Cities Historical Museum
Author reading and program for children during Kid’s Day at the Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival. Sport will feel right at home in this lovely maritime town!
The museum’s special exhibit is: Icebound – The Ordeal of the S.S. Michigan, which in 1885 became icebound on Lake Michigan. Displays tell of the many dramatic episodes of the story.
200 Washington Ave. 616.842.0700
July 31, 2019 Wednesday
Grand Haven, MI
Author Visit and Reading at The Bookman
Grand Haven is jumping during their Coast Guard Festival so it will be fun to be part of the action, especially since Sport was a shipdog!
10 am. 715 Washington Ave. 616.846.3520
August 1, 2019 Thursday
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Port Washington, WI
Port Exploreum – Port Washington Historical Society
Children’s Program with author and illustrator of Sport.
118 N. Franklin St. 262.284.2406
August 2-4, 2019 Friday – Sunday
10 a.m. – Evening
Kenosha Tall Ships
Book and Children’s Village Events to be scheduled
September 10, 2019 Tuesday
Portage Senior Center
Historical program about the Hyacinth, Sport and life and navigation on Lake Michigan in the early 1920’s.
320 Library Lane 269.329.4550
September 27-28, 2019 Friday and Saturday
Michigan History Conference
Historical Society of Michigan. The conference will feature many sessions on the the maritime and lumber history of the Ludington area. Will be in the vendor area with information about Sport.
October 11, 2019 Friday
Fox Cities Book Festival – Program at the Menasha Public Libary
Sport Book Program for children and families.